About
Founded in 1947 by a group of Missionary Church visionaries, the goal was to create leaders for the world. In the seven decades that have passed since then, we have succeeded in that mission! While some things have changed on campus, we've continued to be intentional as we guide students along in their spiritual journey and path to academic success in some key ways: Spiritual formation of our students is about creating a holistic approach for each student’s spiritual journey and personal discovery. That begins with being true to God and his word. Mentoring is a part of the Bethel community where students have opportunities to connect with their peers, faculty, staff and even alumni. At Bethel, students build lifelong relationships that will continue well past graduation. Academics in over 50 areas of study provide students opportunities to explore, grow and prepare for their future careers. Each field of study is rich with knowledgeable professors seeking the success of our students

Mission
We are a Christian community of learners dedicated to building lives of commitment for leadership in the Church and the world. Bethel provides liberating academic and co-curricular programs to challenge the mind, enlarge the vision and equip the whole person for lifelong service.

Bethel University is an accredited four-year Christian university of the arts and sciences affiliated with the Missionary Church. You'll embark on earning more than just a degree when you discover your life's calling in one of Bethel's 50+ areas of study. Committed faculty will engage your mind and heart as they share real-life, relevant experiences inside the classroom. Every major gives you the opportunity for hands-on learning through internships, job shadowing and networking in the local community.

Bethel has a global vision for its students. Experience the world through community service, short-term mission trips (Task Force Teams) and semester abroad opportunities. Immerse yourself in a new culture or discover a new passion by stepping off campus to travel and serve. Whether it's around the world or across town, Bethel prepares students to be ambassadors for Christ.

Build friendships that will last a lifetime. Grow in community through chapel services, Bible studies, campus-wide activities and more. Be connected with a mentor or attend a weekly prayer group. Express yourself through one of Bethel's annual theatre productions or audition for one of our 9 vocal and instrumental ensembles. Whether it's psychology club, an intramural sport or student council, you can explore your passion and connect with others who have similar interests.

Come experience campus for yourself and see how you can be connected at Bethel. Explore campus in a group setting by signing up for a Pilot Preview Day or schedule an individual visit that is tailored to your specific needs. Schedule your visit at BethelCollege.edu/Visit.

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